Addie Mae “Mae” <I>Stallings</I> Jemison

Addie Mae “Mae” Stallings Jemison

Grayson, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 5 Mar 1971 (aged 73)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Grayson, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 63049602 · View Source
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❤ Beloved Aunt ❤

"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth." ~ Helen Caldicott, Author and Peace Activist

Addie Mae (she went by Mae all her adult life) was the second child born into a large family of educators. Aunt Mae taught grade school in Grayson, Louisiana, the town of her birth, from the age of fifteen until she graduated from college, then for the remainder of her life, taught junior high remedial reading; for more than thirty years she taught at Takoma Park Junior High in Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC.
She was a graduate of Louisiana State University and did graduate work at the University of Maryland and West Texas State Teachers College.
At the time of her death, she was seventy-two years old and still taught part-time, plus tutored five days a week during the summer months.
She married Rush R Jemison and they had one daughter, Janice (pronounced Juh-niece). She was granted a divorce from Uncle Rush in Seminole County, Florida in February 1964.
Aunt Mae and Janice moved to Silver Spring, Maryland shortly thereafter. She remained there for about forty years, until her death.
On the evening of March 5, 1971 she was at an award ceremony presented by the junior high school where she taught. While at the podium giving her appreciation speech for receiving the 1970-71 Distinguished Teacher's Award, she was stricken with a cerebral aneurysm; she passed away a few hours later in a Washington, DC hospital.
The world lost a brilliant, wonderful educator who was loved dearly by faculty and students alike for better than fifty-seven years. Aunt Mae is dearly loved and missed. ❤

1930 US Census for El Paso County, TX
Jemison, Rush R. Head 44 M 19 TX
Jemison, Mae Wife 31 M 21 LA
Jemison, Janice Dau 2 11/12 S TX

1940 US Census for Montgomery County, MD
Jamison, Rush R. Head 46 M LA
Jamison, Mae S. Wife 41 M LA
Jamison, Janice Dau 12 S TX

My deepest appreciation to Georgia for her sweet gift of sponsoring Aunt Mae's memorial. ❤ She's such a little sweetheart!


AUG 5, 1897
MAR 5, 1971

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Manley
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Addie Mae “Mae” Stallings Jemison (5 Aug 1897–5 Mar 1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63049602, citing Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by sniksnak (contributor 47573113) .